• Board of Education Approves Millage Rate for FY23

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Board of Education approved the millage rate for the fiscal year 2023 at a special call board meeting on Aug. 9 after the third public hearing on the subject. The board also approved putting bus #233 up for sale as a surplus item. The policy IKBB was additionally approved […]

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  • Dawson Board of Education Meeting Aug. 9

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Board of Education will be holding the regular meeting and a called meeting on Aug. 9 the regular meeting is at 5:00 p.m. and the called meeting is at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. This is the agenda for the regular meeting and the called […]

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  • Commissioners Approve Millage Rollback Rate

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Commissioners approved the millage rollback rate from the current 7.6250 to 7.2225 after the third public hearing. The commissioners also approved one of the two options proposed for the transfer station improvements. The moratorium on residential rezoning applications was voted on at the meeting as well. The request for […]

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  • Board Ratifies Emergency Purchase of Police Vehicles

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Board of Commissioners voted to ratify an emergency purchase made by the Sheriff’s Office for eight new police vehicles. The commissioners also voted to increase the budget for the assembly room improvement. They discussed the possible reclassification of some positions within the fire and ems department to allow for more applicants […]

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  • Dawson County Commissioner Meeting July 21

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Commissioners are holding the second work and voting meeting on July 21 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. This is the agenda for the work session and the voting meeting. Work Session: PUBLIC HEARING 1. 2022 Millage Rate and Property Tax (2nd of 3 […]

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  • Board Adopts and Expands Learning Resources for K-5

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Board of Education voted to adopt and expand the learning resources being used in Kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms for all the elementary schools. The board also approved the ESPLOST request for the month of July. Superintendent Nicole LeCave also presented the board with a new policy that needs to […]

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  • Dawson County Board of Education Meeting July 19

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Board of Education is hosting the monthly meeting on July 19 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. This is the agenda for the meeting. 1. Call To Order 2. Welcome, Invocation & Pledge To The Flag 3. Approval Of Agenda 4. Special Recognition & Celebrations […]

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  • Dawson Fire and EMS Unveil New Ambulances

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- Fire Chief and EMA Director Danny Thompson and Division Chief of Admin and EMS Robby Lee showed the public the two new ambulances just added to the fleet. The two new ambulances are to replace units one and two. They are being placed in reserve to try and help keep Dawson County […]

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  • Board Begins Bid Process For Radio System Upgrade

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Board of Commissioners approved staff to begin the bid process to update the radio system used by the Sheriff’s Office and the other Emergency Services. The commissioners also approved a pay raise for the volunteer firefighters at the meeting. The board also voted to start the bid process for a design-build […]

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  • Commissioners Work Session and Voting Meeting

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Commissioners are holding the first of the work sessions and voting meetings on July 7 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The work session and meeting are open to the public. These are the agendas for both. Work Session: PUBLIC HEARING 1. 2022 Millage Rate and Property Tax (1st of 3 […]

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  • 4th of July Celebrations

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The 4th of July is on Monday and this is what’s happening around the county to celebrate the holiday. Dahlonega Indpendence Day: 8:00 a.m. Firecracker 5K 11:00 a.m Patriotic Parade 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free Concerts 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Food Trucks Dusk: Fireworks at the UNG Drill Field For […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office Approved to Pursue COPS Grant

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- Sheriff Jeff Johnson presented the Board of Commissioners with a request to pursue the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Safety grant at the Jun. 16 work session. The Commissioners also approved the Public Works Special Projects Coordinator position. Another item that was approved at the meeting was the proposed agreement regarding […]

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  • Dawson County Commissioners Monthly Meeting

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Commissioners will be holding their second monthly meeting and work session in Jun. 16  at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. These are the agendas for the meeting and work session. Work Session NEW BUSINESS 1. Presentation of Request to Approve and Fund Indigent Defense Invoicing […]

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  • Board of Education Approves Initial FY23 Budget

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.- The Dawson County Board of Education approved the initial FY23 budget at their regular Jun. meeting on Jun. 14. The board also approved the ESPLOST requests that were presented at the meeting. Director of Nutrition Scott Richardson also presented the board with a request for the approval of two food vendors for […]

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